After all area schools closed Monday, Jan. 6 and Tuesday, Jan. 7 due to subzero temperatures, some of them are adding school days to their calendars--either in the near future or at the end of the school year.
Here's a rundown of what schools are doing. Remember that if more snow days are declared, additional days could be added on to the end of the year. So don't book those June airline tickets just yet.
- Niles Township High School District 219 is adding a day this Friday, Jan. 17, as well as a day in June. Originally, Friday was to be a day off, so that students would have final exams Tuesday, Jan. 14 through Thursday, Jan. 16. Now, however, that exam schedule has been pushed back one day so students will have an extra day to prepare, said Jim Sczepaniak, the district's communications director. Finals are now Wednesday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Jan. 17.
- In Skokie School District 68, the school board will make a decision on whether to add extra days at the end of the year, according to Superintendent Frances McTague's office.
- Skokie-Morton Grove District 69 will have two additional days at the end of the year, so the final school day is now June 9, according to Dr. Quintin Shepherd, superintendent.
- Skokie District 73.5 will add two days at the end of the school year. The last day will be June 3, unless additional snow days are taken.